Grants and professional development for arts and culture in NSW

The NSW Government is investing in the State’s local community museums and galleries and the professional development of people working in this vibrant sector including artists, staff and volunteers.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Andrew Gee MP said the Government is committed to boosting the important industry across NSW.

“The NSW Government is proud to announce the successful applicants from the Volunteer Initiated Museums Small Grants Program, Mentorship and Fellowship Program, Volunteer Placements Program, and NSW Artists’ Grants Program,” Mr Gee said.

“Fourteen small community museum and galleries will share in $20,000 to support upgrades, enhance collections and improve operations. Staff members will receive grants to undertake mentorships and fellowships at larger or specialised cultural organisations to boost their knowledge.

“More than $10,000 has also been awarded to eight volunteers across the State for placements for up to ten days to learn new skills such as managing collections, conservation techniques and how to deliver cultural events.

“In addition, seven visual artists have received funding of between $1,250 and $2,500 this quarter to further develop their creative vision and give visual arts audiences the opportunity to experience diverse new works.

“The experiences taken from this investment will support the production and promotion of art and culture and better equip staff and volunteers to manage collections and engage with communities all over NSW.”

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s new Create in NSW arts and cultural policy framework that will guide strategy, investment and partnerships to grow a thriving, globally connected arts and cultural sector.

For full list of funding recipients see the following links:

Volunteer Initiated Museums Program

Museums & Galleries NSW Volunteer Placements Program

NSW Artists’ Grants Program

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Published: 22 July 2015